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4x4 Trailer Build- DONE!

Old 07-19-2017, 09:39 PM
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Default 4x4 Trailer Build- DONE!

Been working on this trailer for a year and a half and is my first welding project. Learned a bunch along the way and I think it turned out pretty cool!

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It has a water pump and battery in the tongue box to feed my instant water heater (in the pelican box mounted on trailer), usb ports, cigarette lighter outlet, battery charger.. Shocks on the lid to open and hold it up (135 lbs!), mount on inside of swing out tailgate for grill, same hub pattern as my 4Runner, so have 2 spares for the trail. The hitch is made for off road use.

Some of the pictures are before I took care of some of the small details like trimming off bolts and painting them, etc.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:18 AM
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Nice job!
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:15 AM
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Sweet!!! job well done!!!
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That thing is awesome! Be great for camping and tailgating.
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Excellent job!!!!
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Nice job.

I am trying to figure out the reciever on the back of the trailer.. Double tow the drift boat???

Good idea on the wheels too....
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Looks very sturdy. Well done.
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Looks great, first project huh? I've been wanting to do a trailer but have never welded. Would like to try it one day.
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Really nice design; looks great. Can you post up more pics of the build process, your welding setup, etc? What MIG welder?
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Can you make me one?
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I am guessing to your first rodeo at welding? looks great
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Looks good, would also like to see more the building pictures. Have been thinking of doing this myself as most people here just mod an old truck bed and axle for their setup, never cared for that but probably cheaply effective.
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Originally Posted by JasperDog View Post
Nice job.

I am trying to figure out the reciever on the back of the trailer.. Double tow the drift boat???

Good idea on the wheels too....


The receiver tube goes the whole length of the trailer, kind of like a backbone. I plan on using it either for my bike rack or double towing my skiff. Need to work on wiring lights for the double tow option.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I am guessing to your first rodeo at welding? looks great
Yes, first time welding. A buddy of mine gave me a few lessons. The grinder is my best friend! Plus the Herculiner does a great job of hiding my crappy looking welds.
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Really nice design; looks great. Can you post up more pics of the build process, your welding setup, etc? What MIG welder?
I can post more pics later on today.

My welder is from Northern Tool, nothing special. I don't have 220 in my garage, so the highest I could go is 140 AMP. with a 110V.
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Awesome job
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That's awesome! I have and older utility trailer I've thought of turning into an off-road trailer to tow behind my landcruiser. I'd need to lift it beef it up a bit. Awesome job man!
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Impressive!
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Is that Linex or something you applied?
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